St. Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland. St. Patrick’s Day falls on 17 March, which is the anniversary of his death in the fifth century.
A leprechaun is a type of fairy in Irish folklore usually taking the form of an old man, clad in a red or green coat, who enjoys partaking in mischief. The Leprechauns spend all their time busily making shoes, and store away all their coins in a hidden pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
In Ireland on St. Patrick´s Day, people traditionally wear a small bunch of shamrocks on their jackets or caps. Children wear orange, green and white badges, and women and girls wear ribbons in their hair.